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Indigenous gap closing at snail’s pace

“The higher the level of education, the smaller the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employment,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said at an event for Indigenous high achievers at Parliament House on Monday 13 February 2017. “For tertiary-educated Indigenous people, there ...

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No Jab, No Pay unproductive: paper

“We’re extremely strong advocates for vaccination … and we both recognise that vaccine rejection is an ongoing problem in Australia … and there’s actually very limited evidence on the best way to address vaccine rejection.” Dr Margie Danchin of the ...

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Top model also a role model for intersex kids

Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele is a rangy 178 centimetres tall. Mousey-blonde haired and milky-skinned, she has an impish, slightly androgynous look. As well as strutting catwalks, Odiele is helping break a taboo by recently declaring herself as intersex. Odiele ...

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Opinion: Is early learning at a crossroads?

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) was pleased to hear Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull give an assurance that his government is making early childhood education and care a priority this year. In his address to the National Press Club on Wednesday 1 ...

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Experts sound off over phonics test

Whether kids, parents or teachers like it or not, phonics tests will be introduced for year one students. Nationwide. Education minster Simon Birmingham considers them essential to detect reading difficulties early on. In an interview with Sky News in late ...

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